Saturday, April 30, 2016

AP Exclusive: Prince's 'Purple Rain' Coat Is Up For Auction #Prince

This image released by Profiles in History shows a black and white blazer with leather sleeves, worn by Prince in the 1984 film, "Purple Rain." The item will be auctioned on June 29, along with costumes worn by Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and a Swarovski crystal studded glove from Michael Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous world tour. (Charlie Nunn/Profiles in History via AP)
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince's 1984 classic film "Purple Rain" is hitting the auction block.
Prince donned the black-and-white blazer with leather sleeves while riding a motorcycle with co-star Apollonia Kotero.
"It's definitely the most important piece of screen-worn Prince clothing that's ever come up for auction," said Joe Maddalena, president of the Calabasas, California-based auction house, Profiles in History. "This is a signature piece of wardrobe worn from an iconic movie in his most famous role."
The coat is a unique find from the typically reclusive artist, who was found dead last week at his Paisley Park complex just outside of Minneapolis.

"Prince memorabilia in general, it just really doesn't exist. It seems like he controlled it all," Maddalena said. "This is the first time ever for something like this, and it might be the only time because the rest of the costumes may be in his (personal) wardrobe."
The original seller said her sister, a makeup artist, received the piece from Prince after they worked together on "Purple Rain."
The June 29th auction will also include costumes from Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and a Swarovski crystal studded glove from Michael Jackson's 1992 "Dangerous" world tour.
Maddalena said he believes the "Purple Rain" blazer will be the "star of the show" and expects it to sell for much more than the asking price, $6,000 to $8,000.
"Hopefully it will reach a price that is equivalent to his stature as a musician," he said.


Friday, April 29, 2016

Delta’s Launching Premium Economy With The A350

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Late last year, American Airlines announced that it would be rolling out a dedicated premium economy product on its wide-body planes, starting with the 787-900 Dreamliner later this year. The airline’s premium economy is expected to feature wider seats with leg rests, improved meal service and amenity kits on long-haul flights. Frequent flyers were immediately concerned that this could mean the end of upgrades to business from coach, but that’s unlikely to happen until premium economy is available fleet-wide, if at all.
Well, now another US-based airline is following suit: Delta’s new CEO Ed Bastian shared the news that the airline plans to add a premium economy cabin of its own, beginning with the Airbus A350 — the first of which is expected to be delivered in mid-2017:
Unfortunately we don’t have any details beyond that at this point, so there are many more questions than answers, but it is clear that Delta’s Airbus A350 will offer a three-cabin configuration, with Delta One business, premium economy and coach. We don’t know if that’ll mean Delta’s upgrade certificates will only move you up to premium economy on that plane, but that’s unlikely to be the case until the new cabin is available on all (or most) of the airline’s long-haul fleet.
American’s premium economy offering isn’t tremendously innovative.
As for what the new seats will look like? We haven’t the faintest idea, but we can probably expect something fairly similar to what American Airlines plans to introduce, giving passengers a “domestic first class” experience (with wider seats and more legroom) on long international flights.
Delta already has a “premium economy” fare class and earning structure listed on its chart — for now, that only applies to flights operated by Air France, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia, but Delta could choose to use the W fare class (which is just now rolling out for Comfort+) for its new product, too. So, IT-wise, the infrastructure is more or less already in place.
What do you think of Delta’s plan to offer premium economy?
H/T: @AirlineFlyer

Travelore Update: Zika Has Spread To 43 Countries

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Here's where Zika has spread around the world.

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The Zika virus is continuing to spread around the globe, as health responders scramble to contain outbreaks and understand the effects of the virus, including serious brain defects like microcephaly. The World Health Organization recently warned that there is potential for a “marked increase” in the number of infections, including in Europe and the U.S. After all, as experts like to say, the mosquito knows no border. To understand the scope of the virus, we’ve compiled all the countries that have been hit with Zika so far during this outbreak.
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2016 Spring Season At The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

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Nancy Mitchnick Uncalibrated, + Mitch McEwen + Annette Kelm + Carlos Rolón/Dzine, with Music by Britney Stoney
Friday, May 6, 2016
  • 6-7pm: Members' preview hour, free for members. 
  • 7-9pm: Public preview
  • 10pm: Musical performance by Britney Stoney
Free/$5 suggested donation from 7-9pm, $7 for performance starting at 9pm.

Britney Stoney
Britney Stoney is a singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist born and raised in Detroit. She is a 2014 Kresge music fellow, and she began her performance career at local open mics across metro Detroit. Stoney is deeply inspired by the human experience and hopes to empower all listeners. She aspires to be a role model for Detroit's emerging artists and an ambassador for the Detroit arts community

Nancy Mitchnick: Uncalibrated
On view Friday, May 6 - Sunday, July 31, 2016


Nancy Mitchnick, 13757 Buffalo Street, 2015, Oil on canvas, 99 x 88 in. Courtesy of the artist. 

with Nancy Mitchnick
Saturday, May 7, 1pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Born in Detroit in 1947, Nancy Mitchnick began to paint in earnest around age twenty and she quickly became enmeshed in the artistic milieu building around her. As a woman in a movement that was very centered on masculinity, and as a figurative painter in a moment where abstraction was the trend, she was always something of a divergent figure. Despite this clash, the intensity of Detroit’s Cass Corridor scene - a neighborhood that in the 1960s and 1970s was home to a vigorous group of young artists - was a perfect match for her extraordinary drive to paint.

Mitchnick left Detroit for New York in 1973. Eventually she came to work as a professor at Bard, CalArts, and Harvard, taking her from coast to coast and back again over the following decades. Her subjects evolved. In Detroit she had painted the visages of her artist friends. In New York she discovered her skills as a landscape painter. When she moved to New England to teach at Harvard, she painted the muddy landscapes of Ipswich.

Mitchnick was still living in Massachusetts when she began revisiting the landscapes of Detroit; today she has returned physically as well, and is working out of a studio in the Russell Industrial Center. Her paintings reflect the city, with its idiosyncratically doleful emptiness and bucolic appeal. They are among the strongest works of Mitchnick’s career.

Curated by MOCAD’s Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Large Jens Hoffmann.

Detroit Affinities: Annette Kelm
On view Friday, May 6 - Sunday, August 28, 2016
Annette Kelm, Percent for Art, 2013, c-print, 6 parts, 28 3/8 x 19 3/4 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery.
Jens Hoffmann on Annette Kelm 
Friday, June 24, 7pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

As part of MOCAD’s ongoing Detroit Affinities series of solo exhibitions, Berlin-based artist Annette Kelm uses traditional photographic techniques to explore seemingly mundane objects’ social, economic, and cultural contexts. Working in the studio with intentionally abstract arrangements, she produces a series of images where the camera’s perspective revolves around these objects. Utilizing historical forms of landscape and still life, she plays with the language of advertising and documentary while exploring the intersection of photography and sculpture. The display at MOCAD brings together a series of works from throughout the artist’s career that outline these concerns.

Curated by MOCAD’s Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Large Jens Hoffmann.

DETROIT CITY is comprised of three concurrent series: Detroit Affinities (exhibition), Detroit Speaks (education), and Detroit Stages (performance). This multi-year research program is one of the most ambitious undertakings to date at MOCAD.

DETROIT CITY funding is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kayne Foundation (Ric + Suzanne Kayne, and Jenni, Maggie, + Saree).

Mitch McEwen: Methexis

On view Friday, May 6 - August 28, 2016

with Mitch McEwen
Thursday, June 30, 7pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Produced by V. Mitch McEwen, A(n) Office/McEwen Studio and collaborators, Methexis is a series of design studies, maps, abstract design codes, and architectural models that reimagine processes of demolition and preservation, focusing on the tens of thousands of vacant houses in Detroit that were built in the early 20th century. Arranged from the floor to the steel girders above, the models coalesce into a large sculptural field. Alongside these study objects, animations and interactive drawings exhibit a range of related speculative designs for various public spaces in Detroit, including city-owned wood-framed houses as a form of public space. Three series of videos supplement the exhibition with one of these relationships. Videos will be shown during regular business hours.

May 7 to May 29: Dawn Lundy Martin curates videos around leisure as a problem, form, and desire of bodies. Videos include works from Ronaldo V. Wilson and Martin’s own video titled Impossibility.blackness.Leisure.

June 1 to June 26: Marcelo Lopez-Dinardi, Principal of A(n) Office, curates short videos about themes of algorithms, variations, control, and time, as well as the condition of vacancy. Including Gordon Matta-Clark: Bingo (1974, 09:45 mins, color, silent) and George Maciunas: End After 9 (1966, 1:00 min, b&w, silent).

June 29 to July 31: Lundy Martin presents a poetically rooted video grouping exploring architecture and language. Featuring Sune Woods, A Feeling Like Chaos, two channel video projection (2015, 04:06 min) and Amir George’s film, Moments of Intention (2016, 11:11 min).

This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and is curated by Amy Corle, Curator of Education and Public Engagement.


Carlos Rolón/Dzine Vintage Voyages and Atomic Memories
On view Friday, May 6 - Sunday, August 28, 2016

Get Nailed 2011 Public intervention and performance | New Museum, New York, New York Image credit: Chris Mosier. From the publication, Nailed: The History of Nail Culture and Dzine.

Carlos Rolón/Dzine

Friday, May 6, 7pm

Within Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead Carlos Rolón will discuss his project, Vintage Voyages and Atomic Memories, in which he will create a pop-up nail salon within the context of a domestic space reminiscent of his family’s home on the Southside of Chicago.

Carlos Rolón/Dzine

Friday, May 6, 8pm

Immediately following the artist talk, Rolón will conduct a signing of his acclaimed book, Nailed: The History of Nail Design and Dzine in the Mobile Homestead.

For Carlos Rolón’s Mobile Homestead project, Vintage Voyages and Atomic Memories, he will create a pop-up nail salon within the context of a domestic space reminiscent of his family’s home on the Southside of Chicago. On Sundays during the run of the exhibition, gifted nail artists will work in the installation, creating customized nail designs for visitors. The space will be decorated and finished with vintage wallpaper, framed mirrors, and craft-based works such as hanging handmade macramé. Rolón views this project as a community service in both micro and macro forms. The complete installation and nail salon creates a sense of wonder that is bold and brilliant, leading the viewer toward visual re-discoveries and new conversations.
Quartiers Lointains: French Film Series
Wednesday, May 11, 8pm

After critically acclaimed runs in both France and parts of the African continent, the Quartiers Lointains film series premieres in Detroit and features four outstanding film shorts from young French filmmakers, Yohann Kouam, Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, Zangro, and Alice Diop. These films move us, shake us, and amaze us by seizing a feeling distinctly French, but still universal. The evening will conclude with a Q&A with film series curator Clare Diao.

Friday, May 13, 7 PM
Admission: $5 (free for members)

[drohn] is a multi-channel video and multi-performer/instrumentalist performance which centers on a play off of multiple readings on the word “drone.” The performance juxtaposes imagery mixed and edited from military, industrial, and hobbyist drone footage, as well as commissioned and live drone video feeds. The piece is choreographed by artist Osman Khan, with a soundscape performed live by an ensemble led by composer and multi-instrumentalist James Cornish.

2016 Art & Race Conference
Saturday, May 21, 11am-2pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

The Art & Race Conference will provide a public forum to discuss topics on art and race. The event will feature a keynote speech by artist Sanford Biggers (who will also be exhibiting at MOCAD beginning in fall 2016) and presentations by members of the Detroit art and cultural community, followed by group discussions. Organized by Infinite Mile and the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, the event coincides with the 2016 Art & Race Series. Visit for further details and registration.

Marie Saggat: 313ONELOVE
Wednesday, May 25, 6-8pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

German photographer Marie Saggat’s book, 313ONELOVE, is an extensive photographic love letter to the city of Detroit and its electronic music scene. The book captures over 170 images of the city’s most influential house and techno artists. Saggat will be on hand to celebrate the release of the book, and copies will be on sale in the MOCAD gift shop.

Plastic Dreams: The Forgotten Future of the Vinyl Format
Friday, May 27, 2–4pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

This panel discussion will explore the resurgence of the vinyl format and its impact on the local music industry. Leading members of Detroit’s music industry will be on hand to discuss whether or not the resurgence is real, Detroit’s storied history with vinyl manufacturing, and more.

Juan Atkins, Derrick May + Kevin Saunderson in Conversation
Saturday, May 28, 2–5pm

Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and MOCAD Board Member Derrick May are three Detroit-based musicians credited with the invention of Detroit techno. May famously described the sound he helped create as being “like George Clinton and Kraftwerk stuck in an elevator.” All three maintain busy performance schedules and continue to tour internationally spreading the Detroit sound. Derrick May says that his mission continues to be “to save the world from bad music.” Q+A session to follow.

How I Wrecked a Painting
Thursday, June 2, 6pm
Admission: $5 (free for members)

Nancy Mitchnick gets brutally honest about the unseen struggle to make a good work of art by sharing painfully humorous tales of her personal painting failures. How does an artist know when a work of art is finished? And how do they know if it is good or bad?

Frances Stroh: Beer Money
Thursday, June 9, 7pm
Admission: $5 (free for members)

Please join us for an engaging evening author Frances Stroh in conversation with award winning author Janis Cooke Newman as they discuss Stroh’s new book, Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss. In this candid story, Stroh reveals the complexities of her childhood and what it was like to come of age as a member of Detroit’s Stroh’s Beer family, once in possession of the largest private beer fortune in America. The Stroh Brewery Company suffered a rapid and precipitous loss of market share during the 1980s and 1990s, declining from a Forbes 400 company to become near penniless. Stroh will share the painful unraveling of her family and her struggle to find her own identity and way back as an artist. In addition, Stroh will address the process of writing her first book and navigating the publishing world as a new author. The reading will be followed by a conversation between the author and Toby Barlow, in addition to a book signing in the MOCAD store.

Allied Media Conference Dance Dance (R)evolution
Saturday, June 18, 8pm
Admission: $20 (free for AMC attendees)

Complete conference info at:

Julianna Barwick
Thursday, June 23, 8pm
Admission: $12, $7 members
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Join us at MOCAD for an evening with the fantastic Julianna Barwick. Julianna has toured with Sigur Rós, sung with children’s choirs around the world, recorded and performed with the Flaming Lips, recorded Bach’s Adagio from Concerto in D Minor on Sony Masterworks, played piano and sung with Yoko Ono, and brewed a wasabi beer with Dogfish Head. Expect haunting, experimental soundscapes and ethereal textures.

Jens Hoffmann on Annette Kelm
Friday, June 24, 7pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

To augment the exhibit by Berlin-based artist Annette Kelm, MOCAD’s Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Large Jens Hoffmann will host a special gallery talk. Hoffmann will walk attendees through the exhibit and expound upon the connection between Kelm’s work and the city of Detroit.

Analog Ladies + The Church of the Super Serge
Saturday, June 25, 4pm
Admission: $5 (free for members)

Analog Ladies is a group for women of all kinds to meet and connect based on their love of creating and performing live electronic music. This includes analog and digital instruments. The Church of the Super Serge was founded by Dmitri Ponce in order to create a gathering for men and women to come together in the name of DIY synth builders, modular synth performers, and most importantly, to celebrate the Serge Synthesizer, the namesake of the event. The Church of the Super Serge will host a workshop where people learn how to wire their very own Serge filter module. Followed by an evening performance of selected Analog Ladies and Slope114.

Mitch McEwen
Thursday, June 30, 7pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Mitch McEwen, Principal of A(n) Office and McEwen Studio, discusses her design work sited in Detroit since relocating from Brooklyn two years ago, including the House Opera, an ongoing art space project in Southwest Detroit, and a commissioned project for the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Ruin Porn Chinwag (noun\chin-wag\: a friendly conversation)
Thursday, July 14, 8pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Trigger words often become cliches because they hold portable, immediate power. Once they become overused, we step away from them without first exploring the origin of that power. They continue to live shadowy lives beneath our beds and on Twitter. Four chatterboxes — scholars Jessica Moorman and Heidi Jugenitz, and artists Khary Frazier and Phreddy Wischusen — want to join with you in exorcising our feelings about ruin porn. Come ready to think, feel and share.

Dawn Lundy Martin
Thursday, July 21, 6pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Poet and activist Dawn Lundy Martin discusses the Methexis film series, her ongoing collaboration with Mitch McEwen and read selections of her poetry.

Ann Arbor Art Fair
Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 11am–6pm

Spend time with MOCAD at the Ann Arbor Art Fair creating your own works of art in the Art Activity Zone. Located on Ingall’s Mall between E. Washington and N. University in Ann Arbor.

Cass Corridor Secrets Revealed   
Thursday, July 28, 6pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Nancy Mitchnick entertains and enlightens us with personal tales from the first generation of Detroit’s legendary Cass Corridor art scene. This lively illustrated talk is accompanied by clips from the movie, Detroit’s Cass Corridor directed by Shaun Bangert and Kathryn Brackett Luchs and will feature an intermission for beer and one on one conversation with artists who made art history.

Plastic Dreams: Vinyl Obsession Film Series
Wednesdays in August
Admission: $5 (free for members)

Our season-long look at the vinyl LP subculture continues with a late summer film series focused on record collecting. The five selected films aim to shed light on different aspects of the re-emergence of this cultural niche as we delve into why it is a true obsession for so many around the world.

Thursday, August 4, 5–8pm
Admission: Free

A venue for Detroit arts writing makes the jump from digital to print! Essay’d is an online art writing project that publishes short essays about contemporary Detroit artists by Detroit writers on a regular basis. If it continues at its current pace it will reach 100 artists by the end of 2017—an unprecedented survey of Detroit art. At this event, celebrate the publication by Wayne State University Press of a fully illustrated first volume of 30 essays and pick up a copy of your very own.

Family Day Extravaganza at the
Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts

Saturday, August 6, 3pm–8pm

Join MOCAD as our Family Day Extravaganza travels to the Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts in the heart of Detroit’s Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhood.

“Sharing Is Caring: Personal Space Building” is the theme for this fiber fort-building extravaganza of epic proportions!  Participants of all ages can zip tie, weave, macramé, and duct tape a personal space of their own in and around a wildly colorful multi-media art installation created by artist and teacher Paula Shubatis. Information about the Sidewalk Festival can be found at Questions about MOCAD’s Family Day Extravaganza will be answered by Augusta Morrison:

Open Drawing Sessions + Artist Talk
Saturday, August 20, 5–8pm

MOCAD and Green Brain Comics present the 7th Annual Comic Jam with guest artist Derf. All are welcome to jam! Participants create spontaneous, improvised, collaborative comics and free-form drawings with each other. Following the jam session Derf will talk about his international bestseller, MY FRIEND DAHMER.

Public programs at MOCAD are free admission for MOCAD members and a suggested $5 donation for non-members unless otherwise noted. 

Inspired by Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, MOCAD has embarked on a multi-year examination of artists who seek to establish participatory and socially transformative art. Known primarily as social practice, its practitioners freely blur the lines between art making, performance, political activism, community organizing, environmentalism, and investigative journalism, creating a deeply participatory art that often flourishes outside the gallery and museum system.

Sundays, May 8 through August 28, 11am to 5pm

Carlos Rolón’s Vintage Voyages and Atomic Memories installation in the Mobile Homestead features a pop-up nail salon Sundays. Visitors may schedule same day art nail appointments on a first come, first served basis. Nails must be trimmed, filed, clean, and free of polish prior to the appointment. Professional nail artists will apply unique decoration to nails free of charge.  

Feeling Groovy: Macrame for Beginners
Saturday, June 11, and Saturday, August 13, 2-4pm
Admission: Free (preregistration is required, materials provided by MOCAD)

Join us for one or both classes to learn the basics of macrame and create your own functional and decorative work of art. Artist Hannah Chalew will teach us how to make classic plant hangers and more. Inspired by Carlos Rolón’s installation in the Mobile Homestead.
To register, contact Education Associate, Augusta Morrison:

Quilting at the Mobile Homestead
ONGOING: Third Saturday of every month, 11am–3pm
Admission: Free

Join us for an afternoon of quilt making. Work on your own project, learn the basics, or start a new project. All skill levels welcome.

As part of the OPEN STUDIOS program, MOCAD offers free monthly workshops for teens looking to enhance their artistic skills in a variety of creative areas. All supplies and snacks provided by MOCAD.


Funk Underground: Hip Hop Arts Workshop
Thursday June 16, 4–7pm
Admission: Free

Calling all teen MCs and beat makers! Rhode Island hip hop collective, The Funk Underground, host this teen centered multidisciplinary workshop. Teens will participate at different stations that focus on deejaying, beat making, rap and discussions of critical issues in hip hop. For more info on Funk Underground visit:
RSVP to Youth Program Producer, Tylonn Sawyer:

Songwriting and Recording with Sterling Toles
Thursday June 23 and Friday June 24, 11am–2:30pm
Admission: Free with RSVP (space is limited)

MOCAD presents this free two-day music production workshop conducted by musician and visual artist Sterling Toles. The workshop will teach teens how to record professional quality songs with limited equipment and money. Students will learn the basics of using GarageBand to create tracks and record. Also, using a little imagination, students will learn how to turn a quiet space into a recording booth. Participants are encouraged to bring works in progress.
All supplies and snacks provided by MOCAD. RSVP to Youth Program Producer, Tylonn Sawyer:

Monster Drawing Rally: Teen Edition
Friday, May 20, 7pm
Admission: $5 (free for members)
Join us for the teen edition of MOCAD’s popular live drawing event and fundraiser! Part performance, part laboratory, part art bazaar, the Monster Drawing Rally consists of three one-hour shifts of approximately 30 artists drawing simultaneously. The original drawings will be available for purchase for $15 each. Proceeds from the event support MOCAD Youth Programs. Sponsored by MOCAD’s Teen Council and inspired by the original Monster Drawing Rally by Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

For more information about MOCAD's youth events please contact Tylonn Sawyer at

Youth programs are graciously funded by the General Motors Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Neiman Marcus, the Applebaum Family Compass Fund, MGM Resorts Foundation, and the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs. Programs are overseen by Youth Program Producer Tylonn J. Sawyer.

Located inside MOCAD and features Anthology coffee and pastries from Sister Pie Bakery, plus some of the fastest internet available. Lunch starts at 11am with a menu of seasonal favorites. After work, mixologists are ready with a special line up of craft cocktails and classic favorites.

Don’t forget Happy Hour! Join us from 4 pm to 6 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, with featured food and drink specials. Perfect to wind down at the end of the day, or to start your evening out!

Sundays at Café 78
Immerse yourself in a sumptuous brunch with beats, art, and pop-up shopping. Monty Luke, MOCAD’s Curator
of Public Programs, presents an eclectic lineup of contemporary leaders in Detroit’s electronic music community as well as a diverse range of the city’s favorite retail.
MOCAD Support 
Exhibition programming support is generously provided by the Taubman Foundation.

Exhibition support for Nancy Mitchnick’s Uncalibrated is graciously provided by Ethan and Gretchen Davidson, David and Elyse Foltyn, Marsha Miro, and the Taubman Foundation.

DEPE Space is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Mitch McEwen’s Methexis is supported by the University of Michigan Office of Research, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Taubman College, University of Michigan.

MOCAD’s operations are supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Masco Corporation Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Erb Family Foundation approved unrestricted operating support for 38 cultural and arts organizations, including larger organizations that have had historical significance to the family and other organizations that are essential elements of a strong core central City and vibrant neighborhoods.

Funding to support the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Large, Jens Hoffmann, is provided by the Susanne Feld Hilberry Endowment for the Arts and Noreen Khalid Ahmad.

DETROIT CITY funding is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Kayne Foundation (Ric & Suzanne Kayne and Jenni, Maggie & Saree).

Detroit Speaks funding is provided by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

MOCAD Capital support is provided by Midtown Detroit, Inc. and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

MOCAD's 2016-2021 Strategic Planning Initiative is funded in part by a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation.

MOCAD Youth​ ​Programs are graciously funded by the General​ ​Motors​ ​Foundation, the​ ​John S. and James L.​ ​Knight Foundation, Neiman Marcus, the Applebaum Family Compass Fund, MGM Resorts Foundation, and the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs.

The EB/SS Junior Docents and other educational programs are supported by the Edith S. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation.

The Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead is commissioned by Artangel in association with MOCAD, LUMA Foundation and Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts with the generous support of the Artangel International Circle. Support for Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.  Carlos Rolón’s Vintage Voyages and Atomic Memories is supported by Nancy Rogers, and Neiman Marcus.

MOCAD would like to thank our Leadership Circle (Jennifer and David Fischer, Linda Dresner and Ed Levy, Marsha and Jeffrey Miro, Roz and Scott Jacobson, Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Sonia and Keith Pomeroy, Sandy Seligman and Gil Glassberg, and, Julie Reyes Taubman and Robert Taubman) for making these programs possible: Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, Lectures, Poetry, Performance Art, Exhibitions, Film, DEPE Space, Music, Family Day, Public Programming, Education, Literature, and Museum Operations.
Please visit our website for more information regarding all upcoming exhibitions, events, and programs specific to each exhibition.

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MOCAD is generously supported by individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. MOCAD is located on Woodward and Garfield between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies. The Museum is an innovative addition to Detroit's vibrant Midtown neighborhood, and functions as a hub for the exploration of emerging ideas in the contemporary arts. The 22,000 square foot building, a former auto dealership, has been simply renovated to maintain its historic character. With its raw, flexible and cavernous spaces, the building is well suited to the exhibition of contemporary art. Our ambitious series of public programs includes lectures, musical performances, films, literary readings and educational activities for children. The MOCAD Store includes merchandise not sold in the metropolitan area, including specialized art and culture magazines, journals and books, as well as limited edition artists t-shirts and other functional objects. Mobile Homestead is a permanent art work by late artist Mike Kelley located on the grounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. It's both a public sculpture and a private, personal architecture – based on the artist's childhood home on Palmer Road in Westland. MOCAD’s Department of Education and Public Engagement programs the ground floor of Mobile Homestead as a community space, as Kelley intended. It is home to projects, events, gatherings, conversations and displays that are created by and for a diverse public, and is intentionally unaffiliated with the Museum’s exhibitions and public programming. MOCAD has a parking lot and ample street parking. Information about MOCAD's exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the MOCAD website at or by phone at 313.832.6622.
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